Conclusion of KRTTI Water Project – Liberia

This project has been completed under the technical direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Denise Hilliard. To read about the beginning of this project, CLICK HERE.

This project was to provide a permanent water supply to the fixtures in the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute building, including the sink and the dishwashing station, and to enclose the open cesspit.

Peggie Scott, IFESH Volunteer at KRTTI, reports:

Water faucets have been installed in both our bathrooms, the water line has been extended to the barrels and the wash station, and a new cesspit has been dug, lined and covered.

She expressed her gratitude of Denise, KRTTI Director, John M. Sellu and their very grateful kitchen staff.

Peggie further reported that our project sparked additional work at KRTTI:

The ladies in the kitchen carry large, heavy pots of boiling soup from the cooking area to the serving area. They have a step-down from the cooking platform and then a small set of stairs into the cafeteria.

While the masonry crew was working on the cesspit they had lulls in their work. With found wood, rubble and three purchased bags of cement we were able to install ramps in the cooking area, so the ladies can transport the soup by wheelbarrow.

Because our school has so many pressing needs this project would not have been done if we had not been able to dovetail it into the sanitation work at the kitchen. The ladies are delighted with the
work, and the men working on the project enjoyed the autonomy of
having an “unofficial” project that they planned and executed, start to finish.

We at Water Charity are always thrilled when we get more than we bargained for. This is a great illustration of how a small project can spark an excitement that leads to additional development work.

As always, we are grateful to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for the project.